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Janell Sutherland and For The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Last week on "The Amazing Race," I rooted for the Baseball Bunny Ninja Wives, and they lost. So now I'm going to root for a team that I actually believe will win: Team Exes. The show loves to highlight all of Marie's screaming and ordering Tim around, but I think she's one of the most self-aware Racers the team has had. She knows what she looks like and sometimes she plays it up, always with a wink to the camera. She never has a total breakdown, so I think she has a lot of control. And she's tough.
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Janell Sutherland and For The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Last week on "The Amazing Race," I rooted for the Baseball Bunny Ninja Wives, and they lost. So now I'm going to root for a team that I actually believe will win: Team Exes. The show loves to highlight all of Marie's screaming and ordering Tim around, but I think she's one of the most self-aware Racers the team has had. She knows what she looks like and sometimes she plays it up, always with a wink to the camera. She never has a total breakdown, so I think she has a lot of control. And she's tough.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
A Naval Academy graduate was among the two sailors who died Sunday when their helicopter crashed in the Red Sea. Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif., graduated from Annapolis with merit in 2001, a spokeswoman said. Jones and Chief Warrant Officer Jonathon S. Gibson, 32, of Aurora, Ore., died when their MH-605 Knighthawk helicopter crashed in the central Red Sea while operating with the guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. William P. Lawrence, officials said. The crash "was not due to any sort of hostile activity," officials said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
A Naval Academy graduate was among the two sailors who died Sunday when their helicopter crashed in the Red Sea. Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif., graduated from Annapolis with merit in 2001, a spokeswoman said. Jones and Chief Warrant Officer Jonathon S. Gibson, 32, of Aurora, Ore., died when their MH-605 Knighthawk helicopter crashed in the central Red Sea while operating with the guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. William P. Lawrence, officials said. The crash "was not due to any sort of hostile activity," officials said.
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By Thomas H. Maugh II and Thomas H. Maugh II,Los Angeles Times | March 15, 1992
Sophisticated computer calculations indicate that the parting of the Red Sea, said in the Bible to have allowed Moses and the Israelites to escape from bondage in Egypt, could have occurred precisely as described.Because of the peculiar geography of the northern end of the Red Sea, researchers report in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society dated today that a moderate wind blowing constantly for about 10 hours could have caused the sea to recede about a mile and the water level to drop 10 feet.
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By MEGAN K. STACK AND HOSSAM HAMALAWY and MEGAN K. STACK AND HOSSAM HAMALAWY,LOS ANGELES TIME | February 4, 2006
CAIRO, EGYPT -- Rescue teams scoured the dark waters of the Red Sea for survivors after an Egyptian ferry carrying more than 1,400 people sank in stormy weather early yesterday. Nearly 24 hours later, just 314 survivors had been found, along with nearly 200 bodies. The number of confirmed victims was expected to climb sharply overnight. Saudi and Egyptian ships combed the chilly waters, but the ferry had been missing for 10 hours in the cold sea by the time rescue efforts got under way. There was no way to know what caused the ferry to sink, but heavy winds and sandstorms were reported in the Red Sea area when the boat disappeared.
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By Katherine Roth and Katherine Roth,Contributing Writer | November 22, 1992
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt--Barely 10 years after bitterly disputed Sinai was returned to Egypt in exchange for the present cool peace with Israel, the Red Sea coast, still heavily guarded by Egyptian and multinational forces, has quietly become one of the world's fastest growing resorts.The posh boardwalks of Naama Bay and the flashing neon lights of the Cactus Disco (bragging the largest dance floor in Egypt) seem strangely incongruous with the rugged desolation of the ++ Sinai mountains that dominate the desert landscape and the occasional signs warning foreigners not to stray from the main roads.
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December 7, 1999
Be a 4Kids DetectiveWhen you know the answers to these questions, go to www.4Kids.org/detectives/What is the Red Sea dugong also called?What snowman game is at the Game Station?What is it called when people can't smell? (Go to tqjunior.advanced.org/3750/ to find out.)WILD EGYPTGet ready for a virtual safari at Wild Egypt, a cool online adventure in search of the country's wonderful wildlife. Wear your khaki pants and hiking boots to touregypt.net/wildegypt/ and meet the animal kingdom that makes this country so special.
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By New York Times News Service | December 15, 1994
AT&T Corp. has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to lay the longest undersea fiber optic cable system, 17,000 miles of cable connecting Britain and Japan, the company said yesterday.The contract was awarded by Flag Ltd., a consortium that includes Nynex Corp. and investors from Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.The system will be called the Fiberoptic Link Around the Globe and will weave from the North Sea, through the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.Willem Zevenbergen, a spokesman for AT&T, said the cable system would be the most challenging project yet undertaken by AT&T Submarine Systems Inc., which has had 40 years of experience in installing such networks.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 21, 1994
DEAD SEA COAST, Jordan -- On a sultry day at the lowest spot on earth, top officials of Jordan and Israel met yesterday to pledge their nations to peace instead of war.Israel's chief peace architect, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, flew by helicopter 10 miles across the hazy blue Dead Sea dividing Jordan and Israeli-held territory, and was greeted by Jordanian Prime Minister Abdul Salam Majali.Their handshake put a symbolic-- though not yet formal -- end to the state of war that has existed between the two nations since 1948, when Israel was born.
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By Mark Stanhope | June 18, 2012
Grand anniversaries often make us ponder the links between our past and our present. Baltimore's superb bi-centennial commemorations for the War of 1812 have been no exception. Watching the buzz of commercial activity in the harbor has reminded me vividly that our reliance on the sea is even more relevant now than it was when the Royal Navy blockaded Baltimore's port all those years ago. For centuries the sea has fed us and fueled our lives. Our oceans have been a gateway for trade and a cradle for resources.
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By MEGAN K. STACK AND HOSSAM HAMALAWY and MEGAN K. STACK AND HOSSAM HAMALAWY,LOS ANGELES TIME | February 4, 2006
CAIRO, EGYPT -- Rescue teams scoured the dark waters of the Red Sea for survivors after an Egyptian ferry carrying more than 1,400 people sank in stormy weather early yesterday. Nearly 24 hours later, just 314 survivors had been found, along with nearly 200 bodies. The number of confirmed victims was expected to climb sharply overnight. Saudi and Egyptian ships combed the chilly waters, but the ferry had been missing for 10 hours in the cold sea by the time rescue efforts got under way. There was no way to know what caused the ferry to sink, but heavy winds and sandstorms were reported in the Red Sea area when the boat disappeared.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 20, 2005
WASHINGTON - The failed rocket attack on a U.S. Navy ship at Aqaba, Jordan, reflects the vulnerability of a well-armed warship sitting in a foreign port and the focus by terrorists on tourist-rich destinations on the Red Sea, military officers and defense analysts said yesterday. Navy officials said one rocket sailed over the Norfolk, Va.-based USS Ashland, which was in the Jordanian port supporting a military exercise involving U.S. Marines and Jordanian forces. The rocket slammed into a warehouse on the same pier, leaving an eight-foot hole in the building and killing a Jordanian soldier.
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By Megan K. Stack, Sebastian Rotella and Jailan Zayan and Megan K. Stack, Sebastian Rotella and Jailan Zayan,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 4, 2004
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt - A charter jet packed with French tourists plummeted into the Red Sea off this lively beach resort yesterday, killing all 148 people on board. French and Egyptian officials said the crash was apparently caused by mechanical trouble, not terrorism, but they did not say what led to that conclusion. The Boeing 737 owned by Egyptian-based Flash Airlines had just taken off at 5 a.m. when the pilot apparently tried to turn back to shore and the plane pitched into the deep, shark-infested Strait of Tiran.
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By Frank Smyth and Frank Smyth,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 22, 2002
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld this month became the highest-ranking American official to ever visit Africa's newest nation, the small state of Eritrea on the Red Sea across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. At a time when Saudi Arabia is refusing to allow U.S. forces there for a possible invasion of Iraq, the United States is looking to expand its military presence across the Arabian Peninsula on the African Horn. "There are forces in the world that are urging, recommending, teaching fanaticism, extremism and terrorism, and those forces need to be overcome," Rumsfeld said in the Eritrean capital of Asmara in a joint news conference with the Eritrean leader, President Isaias Afwerki.
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January 8, 2002
THE PALESTINIAN Authority denied any connection to the freighter Karine A and its 50 tons of munitions for terrorists. The boat was seized by Israel in the Red Sea last Thursday. An anonymous U.S. official said there was no known tie to the Palestinian Authority; maybe the arms were for Hezbollah or Hamas. Hezbollah said it knew nothing about it. Iran said it had sent no munitions. Then Capt. Omar Acawi, from an Israeli jail, granted interviews to Israeli radio and television. He had served as a Palestinian naval officer and traffic adviser.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | March 6, 1991
Morgan Brittany Rihel's first official act on this planet was to get her father out of a war zone and onto a plane back home, where he belonged.Seaman Daniel H. Rihel, 23, of Glen Burnie, arrived at the Harbor Medical Center bedside of his wife, Shelley J. Rihel, at 6 a.m. yesterday after a 32-hour emergency flight from his Red Sea post.Cradling and admiring the baby girl in his arms, he vowed never to leave his family again."I'm 23 years old, and I can sit here and tell you, I'll have my two girls for the rest of my life," he said.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,sun staff | November 15, 1998
"Don't Know Much About the Bible," by Kenneth C. Davis. Eagle Brook. 533 pages. $25. Don't Know Much About the Bible" is a Cliffs Notes version of the Good Book.Kenneth C. Davis, who has registered the first four words of the title as a trademark, has pounded out another bluffer's guide to sit on the bookshelf alongside his volumes on history, geography and the Civil War.Davis' book isn't very profound. He doesn't break any new ground, and doesn't seek to. He seems to rely on just a handful of sources (although he uses no footnotes, so it's impossible to determine which ones he uses)
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | November 3, 2001
Opera productions that come with a "director's note" in the program can be summed up by the nickname of the unfortunate, half-American child born to the heroine of Puccini's Madama Butterfly - "Trouble." The Washington Opera's provocative, often powerfully affecting presentation of Butterfly more or less breaks that rule. Yes, there's a note from the director, Mariusz Trelinski, trying to explain his "concept." He makes all sorts of deep statements about seeking "the hidden meaning in a work of art," finding its "spiritual dimension," and his use of symbols and gestures to let the audience see "hints of spatial contours rather than architecture."
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December 7, 1999
Be a 4Kids DetectiveWhen you know the answers to these questions, go to www.4Kids.org/detectives/What is the Red Sea dugong also called?What snowman game is at the Game Station?What is it called when people can't smell? (Go to tqjunior.advanced.org/3750/ to find out.)WILD EGYPTGet ready for a virtual safari at Wild Egypt, a cool online adventure in search of the country's wonderful wildlife. Wear your khaki pants and hiking boots to touregypt.net/wildegypt/ and meet the animal kingdom that makes this country so special.
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